WIZO honours Ron Weiser

April 2, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Dr Ron Weiser was presented with the inaugural Rose Fekete Community Hero Award at last week’s WIZO NSW AGM.

Ron and Sally Weiser

WIZO said it was time to honour and value someone outside its own WIZO family, someone who gives of their energy and time to not only make the world a better place but to educate, inspire and partake of their encyclopaedic knowledge of Zionism and Israel.

At the AGM, President of WIZO NSW Diane Symonds said: “This inaugural recipient of The Rose Fekete Community Award has a huge communal heart and never refuses to give, not only his time for WIZO but to all the Sydney community.   He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, Past President of the Zionist Federation and now a lifetime member of the Federation.  One of his greatest achievements is initiating and implementing the Birthright and Taglit Israel programmes in Australia and has served on the original committee in planning and formulating the Y2I Youth to Israel programme for all year 10 students –  regardless of means.

We cannot think of a more worthy recipient of this special Award created and named in honour of our beloved Rose Fekete than Dr Ron Weiser.”

Ron Weiser told J-Wire: “I am extremely honoured and humbled to be the first recipient of this WIZO award in the name of the late Rose Fekete.
Rose was a tremendous spirit within our community and I valued my relationship with her in communal endeavours.
I treasure my many decades of connection to the WIZO family and have always valued their great work in Israel and as a large grassroots Zionist organisation here in Australia.”



One Response to “WIZO honours Ron Weiser”
  1. DAVID SINGER says:

    Well-deserved Ron. Kol Hakavod.

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